[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Here are some basic tips on Invitation Etiquette

1. When should I send out my invitations?

For weddings, its a good idea to send it out 2-3 months before your wedding, while save the date cards should be sent 6 months before the event.

For debuts, on average 1-2 months works just fine.

For birthdays, 2-3 weeks is still ok.

2. I prefer to get monetary gifts from my guests, how should I say it on my invite?

No worries, we’ll help you out with that. Simple wordings such as

“Your presence is most important for us, however…”

3. What should be included on our invite?

The basics, date, time, location of your event, RSVP , a bit of story would be nice. But don’t worry, we’ll be happy to help you out with that.

4. How do we let know our guests the dress code?

It’s best to be clear about it and its a good idea to include it with your RSVP details, words like “A formal event…” or be straight up like “Black tie attire only”

5. Things to remember

Follow some basic rules for addressing your invitations:

  • Couples who live together receive a single invitation.  Address it the same way you’d address the invitation of a married couple with different last names—alphabetically, on separate lines of the envelope
  • Address an invitation to a married couple, both doctors like this:  The Doctors Smith.  It’s that simple.  If they are married, but have different last names, list both names in alphabetical order (on separate lines):  Dr. Benton, and on the next line, Dr. Smith
  • Married couple, one a doctor:  the spouse with the professional title is listed first.  Dr. Kate Lawler and Mr. Brian Lawler or Dr. and Mr. Lawler
  • A widow is traditionally addressed as “Mrs. John Smith”, but if you feel the guest may not want to be addressed that way, ask how she prefers to be addressed
  • A divorced woman who has kept her married name should be addressed as Ms.Jane Alden
  • A couple who does not live together technically should be sent their own invitation, but it’s not incorrect to simply send the invitation to the person you are closer to with both names listed alphabetically (each on its own line)